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Paper Play

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Rogan Brown

Rogan Brown creates these incredibly detailed, massive works of cut paper art with the help of a scalpel and, sparingly, a laser. Inspired by fractals, cell structure, flora, pathogens, and other natural elements, he creates fantastical structures, building form upon form until he’s achieved what looks like a believable microcosm, somewhere between the actual and the surreal.

“Each motif is completely fictive and imagined; it is this interplay between the imagination and the “real” world that fascinates me, reality is transformed and estranged through the creative process which paradoxically makes the finished work more real and unique.” -Rogan Brown

At first glance, they seem flowery and innocent. They start to resemble doilies, but doilies that have evolved and grown sentient. They’re lovely in a lacelike way, but I think they also look kind of viral. I’m going to say I don’t need to see these in person, just in case they’re contagious. They are nonetheless very interesting and the level of detail put into them is truly impressive.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

22 thoughts on “Paper Play

  1. Those are amazing, the level of detail and the intricacy.

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  2. Cool. The term “organic” (in the original not the trendy foodie sense) certainly applies to his art. Very interesting. It runs contra to what I usually think of when it comes to cut paper art works in that way.

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  3. Woah! I cannot imagine the patience required to create these pieces. I just know it’s patience I could never hope to possess.

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  4. Your blog lived up to its name today! This is beautiful and amazing.

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  5. These are beautifully intricate. I especially like the spiral. Maybe use that spray air to dust them?

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  6. Wow.

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  7. Fine work, but I prefer the joy and whimsy of my favorite paper cutting artist, Clare Margaret. Donna, she’s your kind of person, too. Lovely, talented, smart, and interesting. https://www.facebook.com/ClareMargaret717

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